my gap year: a trip to italy

at the beginning of my gap year, my best friend and i started planning a big, three-week trip that we would save up for throughout the whole year. after we finally decided on italy, we narrowed it down to four cities: milan, bologna, florence, and rome. we decided to meet at the milan airpot, and travel to each city by […]

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morning & night routine

My daily routine doesn’t always look like this. Sometimes, I’m lazy and wake up an hour later, or I’m stuck watching a really show and end up falling asleep at 11. But these are the routines that, when I do them, make me really relaxed and ready for the day/night!​ morning routine 6.30// I get up early because I really […]

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background study sounds

Especially for aural learners, studying with music or some kind of background noise is essential, but you’re kind of walking a fine line between helping you study and distracting you. Personally, I like really like to study in a cafe because of the background noise, or some instrumental music. Here is a list of websites to help you concentrate! spotify  […]

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moving in / room tour

  i’m finally starting university! after my gap year, i’m glad to be going back to a real schedule. i’m living in maastricht, and i thought i would share my room with you guys! i found a student room in a house with 16 other students on the top floor. // 18.08.2017 // moving day moving day! my parents drove […]

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how i study

with school starting again, i know a lot of people are having a hard time getting back into a study routine. I just started university, and i was determined to keep my regular study schedule that i had in high school. obviously, there are variations, but i wanted to share what my study routine looks like! when i study, it […]

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preparing for the ib exams

i know that the ib is super stressful, and thinking about the exams usually ends in a headache. having a plan, though, will help you structure your studies and break your tasks down to smaller, more bearable study sessions. here are the steps i went through before the exams, and they really helped me! ask your teachers for your predicted […]

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Studying with depression

de·pres·sion \di-ˈpre-shən\ noun a serious medical condition in which a person feels very sad, hopeless, and unimportant and is often unable to live in a normal way. depression can squash any motivation, energy, or concentration you have. Trying to study through that is often time wasted when you don’t have the right technique. but! good news! i’ve gone through the same […]

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Self Care

Self care is really important for everyone, but it doesn’t always mean taking a bath and reading a book. Self care means something different based on what you need. That could actually be taking a bath and reading a book, or it could be taking a walk outside or meditating. The important thing is to take some time away from […]

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How to study to your advantage

Studying is exhausting by itself, without trying to force a learning style that just doesn’t suit you. There are different learning theories, the most recent showing 8 different styles: visual, aural, linguistic, kinesthetic, logical, naturalistic, interpersonal, and intrapersonal. You can find out your personal learning styles from this quiz; everyone has a mix of learning styles that they are stronger in. […]

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What’s in my bag?

hi everyone! Since i just started this blog, i thought a nice way to introduce myself a bit more would be a ‘what’s in my bag’ post! I just love these posts because i’m super curious about people, plus i just like seeing what different types of people carry around on a regular basis  so i got a yellow kånken […]

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